Stretch Marks

MedSpa & Wellness Clinic located in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks on the stomach, thighs, hips, breasts or arms can leave both men and women feeling insecure about their appearance.   At New York Laser and Skin Clinic, Gina Molinari and the team offer expert stretch mark treatments at their location in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. The team of providers harness microneedling and fractional RF technology to safely and effectively tackle troublesome stretch marks, on all skin types.  To learn more, reach out online or call the practice today. 

Stretch Marks Q & A

What are stretch marks? 

Stretch marks are slightly sunken scar-like lines of discoloration that form on your skin. They occur when your skin rapidly stretches out or shrinks. This fast change causes your collagen and elastin to rupture. 

Stretch marks commonly appear on your:

  • Belly 
  • Hips 
  • Thighs 
  • Breasts 
  • Upper arms 
  • Back 
  • Buttocks 

Depending on your skin color, new stretch marks are usually pink, red, purple, or dark brown, and may feel slightly raised or itchy. As time passes, they normally sink beneath your skin.

What causes stretch marks? 

Not everyone develops stretch marks, but you may be at higher risk if they run in your family. Several factors may cause stretch marks, including:

  • Pregnancy 
  • Growth spurts (during puberty)
  • Rapid weight gain or loss 
  • Rapid muscle growth 
  • Long-term application of corticosteroid cream 
  • Cushing’s disease or Marfan syndrome

Before proceeding with stretch mark treatment, be sure to communicate with your provider if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a current skin or medical condition. 

What are my stretch mark treatment options?

Retinol creams can be useful in treating stretch marks, and you may benefit from combining them with one or more procedures.

Chemical peels

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution to burn off the surface layers of your skin. This process removes dead or damaged skin cells and promotes skin regeneration. 



During this painless procedure, your provider uses a specialized instrument to skim off your stretch marks. You can expect to need two weeks to heal and see full results a few weeks after the procedure. 


Using Rejuvapen NXT® technology, your provider utilizes tiny needles to create punctures in your skin. This provokes collagen and elastin growth and smoother skin. 

Most people require between 3-6 treatments to see results.


State-of-the-art technologies like the Pollogen Legend™, TriPollar®, and VoluDerm™, use focused RF heating to trigger your skin’s wound healing process. This is suitable for all skin types and promotes skin resurfacing. 

To learn more about stretch marks treatment, call New York Laser and Skin Clinic today or use the convenient online scheduling tool.